Skip to main content

Headlines

Ducks sign Getzlaf to 5-year, $26.5 million extension

NHL.com @NHL

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -The Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks signed Ryan Getzlaf to a five-year extension worth $26.625 million that begins next season and runs through 2012-13.

The 22-year-old center has seven goals and 14 assists in 19 games this season.

"We are extremely pleased to be able to sign Ryan to a long-term deal," general manager Brian Burke said Tuesday. "He's demonstrated great character and work ethic to complement his talent, a rare combination at such a young age."

Getzlaf would have become a restricted free agent at the end of the season. The third-year player will earn $5.325 million per year under his new deal.

He had 25 goals and 33 assists, both career-highs, while playing in all 82 regular-season games last season. He led the Ducks in scoring during the playoffs with seven goals and 10 assists.

Getzlaf's deal is worth more than the five-year, $21.25 million offer sheet Dustin Penner signed with Edmonton after the Ducks declined to match and let the 24-year-old left winger go in August.

Penner is earning $4.25 million in each of the next five seasons. He scored 29 goals for the Ducks last season.

At the time, Burke said that such a big-money offer to a young player like Penner was "highly inflationary in that age group."

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.